Panel Discussions


The Big Question:

How to Get Art Cinema in Front of Los Angeles Audiences?

The esteemed group of critics and programmers comprising this Saturday afternoon panel discussion will debate in-depth one of Los Angeles’ greatest cinematic conundrums: Just how do we go about getting art cinema in front of local audiences?

Panelists:: Gregory Laemmle (President, Laemmle Theatres), Mark Olsen (Staff Film Writer, Los Angeles Times), David Schultz (President/CEO, Vitagraph Films), Michael Nordine (Contributor, LA Weekly/IndieWire), KJ Relth (Programming Assistant, UCLA Film and Television Archive). Moderated by Jordan Cronk.

Saturday April 22
2:00 PM


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Framing a Festival:

How Locarno Presents International Cinema

For our second of two panel discussions, participating speakers, which include a pair of filmmakers plus representatives from both Locarno in Los Angeles and the Locarno Festival in Switzerland, will discuss how one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals goes about programming their annual event, and what responsibility local programmers have in supporting such unique and uncompromising cinema. 

Panelists: Mark Peranson, (Head of Programming, Locarno Festival), Robert Koehler (Co-Artistic Director, Locarno in Los Angeles), Dane Komljen (Director, All the Cities of the North), Theo Anthony (Director, Rat Film).

SUNDAY April 23
2:00 PM